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Utah Cave Rescue Continues

SALT LAKE CITY — A search-and-rescue team is working to free a man stuck about 150 feet underground in a popular Utah cave.

The 26-year-old man has been trapped since late Tuesday night about 700 feet feet into the narrow cave known as Nutty Putty, The Salt Lake Tribune reported on its Web site Wednesday.

Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon says the rescue crew is using air-powered tools to chip away at the rock to pull him out.

The cave is actually a hole on the top of a hill about seven miles west of State Road 68. Cannon says the cave is about 1,500 feet long and has several narrow passageways. The last rescue there was in 2004.

___ Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com